At Ponte Vedra Wellness Center in Nocatee and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, we provide chiropractic care to our patients to help alleviate any discomfort they may be experiencing. In addition to treating common conditions like back pain, we also provide treatment for tendonitis, which you can learn about below before visiting us.
What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis occurs when one of your tendons becomes inflamed. Tendons are thick cords that connect the muscles and bones. Tendonitis can occur in any tendon, However, it's most common in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. Tendonitis is typically named after the area that is affected. Tendonitis in the knee is known as runner's knee because the pain is occurring in the knee region.
Risk Factors for Tendonitis
One of the biggest risk factors for tendonitis is repetitive motion. This is why runner's knee and tennis elbow are named after sports, as they require repetitive movement. However, any repetitive movement, whether at work or during daily activities, can cause the inflammation in a certain tendon. Age is also a factor. As you get older, your tendons become stiffer, which makes tendonitis more common.
Symptoms of Tendonitis
Tendonitis typically causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. The pain may be worse with movement or after a period of activity.
Tendonitis treatment begins with a diagnosis. Our chiropractor will perform a physical exam and speak with you about the symptoms that you are experiencing. We may also ask you about your lifestyle and medical history. An x-ray or MRI might be necessary to determine the cause of your pain.
Chiropractic adjustment is often a part of treatment for tendinitis. Chiropractic adjustments correct misalignments in your spine or joints through gentle thrusts. Chiropractic adjustment can relieve pain and muscle tension, increase blood flow, improve the function of the nervous system, and help your body function correctly.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy uses laser light to help with cell growth, speed up healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and relax tight tendons and muscles. This therapy can provide relief after just one session.
Corrective exercises can help to increase your strength and flexibility. Our chiropractor will teach you how to perform these exercises and you can implement them home to assist you with recovery.
Bracing and Rest
Our chiropractor may also recommend wearing a brace in the affected area and getting plenty of rest. Strenuous activity can prevent proper healing and a brace can provide support for the joint while allowing it to heal.
Contact us for Tendonitis Treatment
Tendonitis can cause lingering pain, but chiropractic treatment can provide relief. If you are experiencing discomfort from tendonitis contact us at Ponte Vedra Wellness Center in Ponte Vedra or Nocatee, FL.